Saturday 21 April 2018

Attack on 36-year-old sparks murder probe

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Ryan Nugent

Gardaí have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man who was seriously injured in an assault in Co Donegal.

The man (36) was found with serious injuries on Wednesday afternoon last week, at an address at Sylvian Park, Letterkenny.

Named locally as Sebastian Adamowicz, the man was rushed by ambulance to Letterkenny University Hospital at 4.49pm.

However, Mr Adamowicz passed away on Thursday as a result of his injuries.

It was initially believed he had fallen down a flight of stairs.

However, after State pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy carried out a post-mortem examination the investigation was upgraded to murder.

Mr Adamowicz was a Polish national who had been living in Donegal for more than three years.

Speaking at Letterkenny garda station, Detective Inspector Pat O'Donnell appealed to anyone who may have information in relation to this investigation.

Mr Adamowicz's parents arrived in Donegal yesterday. His brother is already living in the town.

His friend, Jack Bonia - who runs a Polish restaurant in the town - said they are trying to raise funds to repatriate Mr Adamowicz's remains back to Poland.

"We spoke to his parents today - his mother is feeling terrible. It's absolutely horrible.

"We would have been close friends," he added.

Gardaí also appealed to anyone who visited Sylyan Park, between 8am and 6pm on Wednesday, to contact the incident room at Letterkenny garda station on 074 91 67100.

Irish Independent

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